Este es un interesante artículo, donde explica algunos puntos sobre Google y Microsoft: “Google el Microsoft de mañana”
“… All this is already sending people into jitters, but Google being Google doesn’t stop here. It goes one step further with poaching. If it can’t buy the company (read Microsoft) it simply poaches the key executives from it. Everyone knows (even though they might not agree) that a company is about the people in it, and at the moment, Google has the goodwill and the pay scale to lure away whomever it desires. This creates a problem not just for the giants like Microsoft and Sun (in addition to others), but even for smaller companies as there is no way they can retain talent by beating Google’s offers, which leads to a brain drain from them. This in turn kills any chance they might have of taking their product to heights it deserves to reach.
For instance, Blogger and Picasa were great products but since Google just couldn’t take the trouble to come out with a weblog site and a photo management software of its own, it decided to acquire these firms. Assuming they were bigger companies, it would’ve probably poached the key people who had been responsible for the software and would’ve come out with their own versions, thereby, completely wiping these firms off the planet.”